Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee

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Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee
Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee logo.png
Abbreviation FIAS
Formation 1972
Type NGO
Headquarters Milan
  • Viale Andrea Doria, 8 20124 Milano Lombardy
Region served
National President
Bruno Galli
Affiliations CMAS
Confederazione Italiana delle Attività Subacquee (CIAS)
Website www.fias.it
Formerly called

The Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee (FIAS) (Italian Underwater Activities Federation) is an Italian non-profit diver training organization. It is member of:

  • CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques)
  • EUF (European Underwater Federation)
  • CIAS (Confederazione Italiana delle Attività Subacquee).

It counts in Italy 130 distinct federated clubs (34 sezioni territoriali and 96 circoli).


It was founded as ENAL-FIAS in 1968, then changed in FIAS in 1972.[1]


Courses and diver certifications[edit]

FIAS offers internationally recognized (CMAS) diver certifications.[2]

Most relevant courses[edit]

  • Base - 20m, air (CMAS *)
  • ARA - 30m, air (CMAS **)
  • ARA Estensione - 40m, air, decompression diving (CMAS ***)
  • Nitrox - Nitrox diving
  • IAA 1 - 50m, air
  • IAA 2 - 60m, air
  • Trimix 62 - 62m, normoxic Trimix

EUF Certification[edit]

The FIAS obtained CEN certification from the EUF certification body in 2005 for the following scuba diver grades:

  • Base certified to EN 14153-2/ISO 24801-2
  • Diving Guide certified to EN 14153-3/ISO 24801-3
  • Trainee Instructor certified to EN 14153-3/ISO 24801-3
  • Federal Instructor certified to EN 14153-3/ISO 24801-3[3][4]

Other activities[edit]

It works alongside Italian Civil Protection and actively supports environment research and protection projects like the MAC project for the coastal environmental monitoring.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Italian) History, structure and philosophy of FIAS
  2. ^ (Italian) FIAS dive courses
  3. ^ "CEN EUF Certification". http://www.fias.it/certificazione-cen-euf. Retrieved 30 September 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "EUF Certified Training Systems/Training Organisations". EUF Certification International. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 

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